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Google founders, Bloomberg among Forbes billionaires

By Jennifer Lipman, March 10, 2011

The founders of Google and Hungarian-born financier George Soros are among the 50 richest people on the planet.

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the world’s billionaires, topped for the second consecutive year by Mexico’s Carlos Slim.

The highest placed Jewish person on the list was Larry Ellison, the founder of software communications company Oracle.

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Google plans Jerusalem street view

By Jennifer Lipman, February 21, 2011

Israelis could soon have the opportunity to spy on their neighbours and look around their cities from the comfort of their sofas, following Google’s announcement that it hopes to bring Street View to Israel.

Ministers will decide this week whether to give the internet giant the go-ahead and allow Google cameras to photograph the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and elsewhere in the country.

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Google helps with Holocaust memorial project

By Jennifer Lipman, January 26, 2011

Yad Vashem and Google have joined forces to encourage more young people to learn about the Holocaust.

From today, the Jerusalem memorial museum’s vast photo archive can be viewed online and accessed easily through the search engine.

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Ahmadinejad's Google Earth nightmare

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2010

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when Ahmadinejad last looked at Google Earth.

There he must have been, going about his daily business – nuclear development, check, threats against Zionism and the Western world, check, attack on psychic sea creature, check – then suddenly...what’s this I see on Google Earth?

It couldn’t be. It just couldn’t be. But, wait. It is. It really is.

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The curious case of Google Islam

By Jennifer Lipman, November 12, 2010

Oh, Americans. Forever doing their best to dispel the myth that they are not, ahem, the brightest of the bunch, a fair few have been rather upset with Google this week. Why?

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Dead Sea scrolls to go on Google archive

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2010

The Dead Sea scrolls will soon be available to anyone with an internet connection.

Search engine Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority have revealed plans for an online archive of the scrolls, which number around 900.

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Hall of Fame: Michael Bloomberg

September 28, 2010



"Happy 12th birthday Google. Looking forward to celebrating your Bar Mitzvah next year!"






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On this day: Happy birthday Google

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2010

Can it really be only 12 years since Google began? The search engine was developed by Stanford University students Larry Page, of Jewish descent, and Sergey Brin, the son of Russian Jews who emigrated to America in 1979.

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Google buys Israeli firm

By Candice Krieger, May 6, 2010

Google has made its first ever acquisition in Israel in a $25 million deal with LabPixies, an Israeli start-up specialising in web and mobile games.

It offers a collection of applications that run on iGoogle, Google's customizable home page, and on the iPhone and Android phones. Google first launched in Israel in 2005.

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'Grossly offensive' website attacked by Jewish leaders

By Robyn Rosen, October 22, 2009

A US-based website which lists thousands of Jewish names and aims to “progress” antisemitism has caused outrage among Jewish leaders.

The website, called Uncle Semite, states that its aims are to move the “rhetorical, knee-jerk antisemitism of the past towards a progressive, green ‘uncle-Semitism’, relevant in our time”.

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